44th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, September 27 – Oct 1, 2021: Virtual Conference

Early Career Research Consortium

KI2021 takes place in Berlin, Germany, September 27 – October 1, 2021. KI2021 is the 44th edition of the German conference on Artificial Intelligence (abbreviated KI for “Künstliche Intelligenz”) organized in cooperation with the Fachbereich Künstliche Intelligenz der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI-SIG AI). The technical program of presentations, workshops, and tutorials is complemented by an early career research consortium.

The early career research consortium provides young researchers from any subject area within AI with the opportunity to present their ideas and receive feedback at an early stage of at their scientific work. In contrast to previous editions, we also invite young researchers to present their research and connect with new researchers.

The early career research consortium also provides an opportunity for young researchers to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI and network with other participants. The young researchers consortium will expose students to different areas of research within AI and help build professional connections within the international community of AI researchers.

The goals of the young researchers consortium are:

  • to provide young researchers with the opportunity to present their ongoing research and receive feedback from established researchers;
  • to promote networking among young researchers and AI researchers in general, both on a national and an international level; and
  • to support students with advice on academic, research, and industrial careers.

Early Career Research Consortium Format

There will be an early career research workshop with a keynote and oral presentations during the KI conference, providing an opportunity for obtaining feedback. The schedule of the meetings will be announced ahead of the event. The organizers plan to publish extended abstracts as proceedings of the young researchers workshop, either as part of the main conference proceedings or with CEUR (pending).

Additionally, there will be the opportunity to participate in the main conference poster session where the participants will have the chance to present their research to a larger audience.


To apply for the KI2021 early career research consortium, please submit the following documents (in a single pdf file) to the EasyChair submission system no later than July 30, 2021 (extended from June 18, 2021).

  • An abstract of your thesis, formatted according to the KI guidelines (LNCS/LNAI), that describes the problem being addressed, the motivation for addressing the problem, related work, the proposed approach, and planned or already executed evaluation. Target length of the abstract is 3–5 pages, including references.
  • A short CV that covers background (name, university, supervisor), education (degree sought, year/status in a degree, previous degrees), employment, and experience in research (publications, presentations, conferences attended) of max. 2 pages.
  • Please indicate in your application if you want to participate in the mentoring program.

The extended abstract could be structured in the following way:

  1. Introduction
  2. Motivation
  3. Research Question
  4. Related Work
  5. Approach
  6. (Planned) Evaluation

Abstract submissions should be in English and must have a single author who is pursuing the proposed PhD.


Participants need to register for KI2021.